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ebaynote 05-11-2009 10:14 PM

Dry hopping ?
 
So I've dry hopped a brown ipa with 2 oz centennial hop pellet for the last 7 days. I just threw them in. My question is. Would it make sense, when I rack to the bottling bucket, to put some cheese cloth or a couple of those steeping bags over the tube to filter out some of the hop matter? Thanks for any insight.

talkingmonkey 05-11-2009 10:28 PM

Definitely. That way you'll avoid walking around with green stuff in your teeth all night. I use paint strainers from HD, which look remarkably similar to the "grain bags" my LHBS sells. Hmmmm.

jaynik 05-12-2009 12:54 AM

I thought straining that way would cause too much aeration and mess up the batch? I've always been told to not disturb the wort.

Berlbrew 05-12-2009 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaynik (Post 1316225)
I thought straining that way would cause too much aeration and mess up the batch? I've always been told to not disturb the wort.

That's what I heard too. This is one reason I just about always rack to secondary.:D

RedIrocZ-28 05-12-2009 02:08 PM

Yes, use a strainer bag on the end of your wand to filter out the hops. Or, if so equipped, use the little black end cap that goes over the tip, I had no problems after dryhopping without the strainer bag. I just used the racking wand.


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